Club captain Marianne writes: Following the recent announcement of the easing for Covid restrictions in Scotland, there’s good news for the Club. The exciting news is that the Shed will reopen for socialising from today, so you can now grab a coffee in the Shed after rowing.
The Shed doors still need to be open for ventilation, but this can be the ‘pedestrian’ door, rather than the boat doors. There are no limits on numbers in Shed.
Other measures as before:
- We recommend you take a lateral flow test prior to coming down.
- Please sign in using the app/book if your phone doesn’t read the QR code. (The crew book is separate and it’s not enough to just write in this.)
- Masks can be worn in the Shed if you feel more comfortable.
- Please use hand sanitiser.
As far as the boats and equipment are concerned, the boats, lifejackets and other equipment no longer need to be sanitised prior to rowing or between crews, though you can still do this if you feel more comfortable that way.
Boats should still be washed down with soapy water after the final row of the day as usual.
The feedback is that you prefer the certainty of knowing you’ll get out rowing, so we’re going to continue with boat booking. We have one boat in service at the moment, but Ferry Lass should be back very soon.
Watch out for Mike’s usual email next week and get booked up for a row, bacon rolls, coffee/tea and chat! Bacon roll Saturdays are back and Peter is poised with his pinny to supply us all with our favourite weekend treat! Home-baking and biscuits will be very welcome!
On Saturday we have a tide pretty much all day, so lots of rowing possibilities, provided the weather plays ball. If it looks too windy, we’ll organise an activity so you still have an excuse to come down!
Thanks for the Return to Rowing Group for their continued advice, and to the Committee for their support.